Patricia, Ph.D.

Personal Statement

Having taught a variety of age groups for 25+ years, Patricia received her PhD in English from Drew University in Madison, NJ, with distinction. Moreover, she has written a full-length critical analysis of the writer Dawn Powell, which is under contract with Ohio University Press and is due out next spring. She is a NJ certified teacher of English and has two degrees in history (American and Victorian). She is as passionate about the subjects she teaches as she is about each of her students. She sees that every student’s needs are met, whether individually or in small-group settings. The most important thing you should know about Patricia is that she is dedicated to helping all students become the best that they can be. More than teaching English critical writing, analysis, grammar, vocabulary, and all sorts of exam prep, Patricia can help students write college application essays in a way that will make them stand out. She can also assist students in editing papers, assist graduate students with theses or dissertations, and is well-versed in the art of the job hunt, having taught business writing for 16 years. She looks forward to working with you!

In Person and Online Tutoring


Experienced Teacher and Mentor




  • Ph.D., English, Drew University
  • M.A., English, California State University
  • B.A., English; Minor, American Studies & History California State University
  • ACT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • ACT Science
  • AP English
  • College Essay Writing
  • English
  • ESL
  • GRE English & Reading
  • ISEE Reading & Writing
  • Online Tutoring
  • Reading
  • SAT English/ Reading/ Writing
  • SSAT English & Reading
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Writing
  • Nominee, Angela Metzger Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year Oak Knoll School, 2011/12
  • Recipient, Educator of Distinction Award, National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), Claes Nobel, Chair, Advisory Board, 2009
  • Single Annual Recipient, Excellence in Graduate Studies, California State University, Fullerton, CA, 1992

“…I learned so much in all of your classes…I am very proud and thankful for all you have taught me. Hope to see you soon!”

Satisfied Student

“…Dear Patricia, I just wanted to let you know how much my daughter loves your English classes and how her eyes light up whenever she gets home from school. She talks on and on about you and the class. I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for my daughter! (Who is now on her way to Harvard)”

Satisfied Parent

“…I can’t believe the change in Noah since you began tutoring him in writing. He has made the 8th and 9th grade Honor Roll ever since! I will be sure to tell all my friends. Thank you again.”

Satisfied Parent